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, finally, to deal with the long-festering national challenge. the president launched his effort in nevada where more than a quarter of the state's residents are hispanic. >> i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehends i have been immigration reform. ( cheers and applause ) the time is now. >> woodruff: the campaign-style event at a las vegas high school came a day after a bipartisan group of eight u.s. senators put forward their own plan. it calls for creating a path to legal citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people now estimated to be living in the u.s implementing that policy would be contingent on securing the southern border. seven years ago then senator obama the joined a similar effort >> if the compromise that's been discussed and has the agreement of those who were in this room, if that ends up being the bill that is signed into law, it's a win-win for everybody >> woodruff: today president obama praised the new senate effort. he said the path to citizenship must be clear from the start and not just be tied to border security. >> we have to lay
about the job ahead. it had been a 12-hour trip from reno, nevada, to stand in the january cold. matt irwin and john were glad they did it. any particular part of the speech stick out for you? >> i think kind of just his message of inclusiveness. i think it was just fantastic. >> i would agree. not excluding anybody based on, you know, race, orientation. all the above i would say. it was great to be a part of actually history. not just watching it on tv. but being there in person. a lot stronger emotions behind it, i guess >> suarez: even though it's a lot easier and you could have had a nice, warm drink and you wouldn't have had to travel 12 hours, just standing on the mall with all these people, that made it... made the experience for you? >> definitely. you can't compare it to sitting at home on the couch. i mean, you might be more comfortable but at the same time you're not there to experience it. it's all about the experience >> suarez: getting a huge crowd here is only half the job. minutes after the president and vice president left the west front of the capitol, half a million
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